10th Annual Labor Relations Conference

Co-Sponsored by the Arizona Society for Human Resource Management and AzBusiness Magazine
May 3, 2013
Arizona Biltmore Resort, Phoenix, AZ


Corporate HR professionals and in-house counsel are invited to attend Steptoe’s 10th Annual Labor Relations Conference co-sponsored by the Arizona Society for Human Resource Management (AZSHRM) and AzBusiness Magazine. This seminar will provide an update on NLRA, legislative, and judicial developments in the field of labor relations. By popular demand, the conference returns to a two-day format, with Thursday’s session focusing on basic labor law training – a great introduction or refresher for front-line supervisors and labor relations managers. The full-day session on Friday includes panel and individual presentations on union-backed “affiliate” community organizations; employer rules on at-will employment, arbitration, confidentiality, dress code, and non-disparagement; facially neutral policies that violate the NLRA; video, social media, and other surveillance issues under the NLRA; the rights of off-duty and off-site employees; and the most important decisions of the NLRB in the past year and how the “recess” appointment issue affects those decisions.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Basic Labor Relations Law

Friday, May 3, 2013 

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Most Important NLRB Decisions in the Last Twelve Months

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Dealing with Union-Backed "Community Organizations"

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Facially Neutral Rules on At-Will Employment, Arbitration, Confidentiality, Dress Code, and Non-Disparagement

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Luncheon: Little-Known Employer Risks Under the Affordable Care Act

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
NLRA Rights of Off-Duty and Off-Site Employees

2:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Video, Social Media, Defamation, and Surveillance Issues

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Questions & Answers


  • Karen Casey
    Sr. VP, Global Labor Relations, Walmart Stores, Inc.
  • Jana Caswell
    VP, Employee Relations Center of Excellence, Darden Restaurants



Dates & Times:
Thursday, May 2, 2013: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, May 3, 2013: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Arizona Biltmore Resort
2400 East Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 955-6600

Cost Per Company:
$150 - First registered participant
$125 - Second registered participant
$100 - Third registered participant
Additional participants (up to 3 max) - Complimentary

SHRM members save 20% if they register before April 17, 2013.
Please make checks payable to: Steptoe & Johnson LLP.

Please click here for a printable brochure.
For questions, please contact events@steptoe.com.

Open only to corporate HR and corporate legal personnel.
HRCI Credit Pending Approval. CLE Credit is Available.